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A different Normandy beach landing

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    Brave Red Cross nurses arriving in Normandy in 1944 to help the injured troops

    Nick
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    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    Interesting photo indeed. Wool, did you hear that I found out that my GGD was originally in Das Reich. I wonder if he was in a tank crew.

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    Thanks for posting this Woolgar, I love this type of pic.
    "They couldn't hit an elephant at this dist...."
    - Major-General John Sedgwick, 9 may 1864.
    Killed by a sniper during the battle of Spotsylvania..

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    Woolgar, you wouldn't happen to know the exact date the photograph was taken, would you? Very interesting picture, thank you for posting.
    Last edited by youthcollector1; 07-15-2014 at 03:42 PM. Reason: Other threads explained.

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    Very interesting photo Nick.


    John
    I specialize in M1 carbines and Lugers.

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    Quote by Woolgar View Post
    Brave Red Cross nurses arriving in Normandy in 1944 to help the injured troops

    Nick
    .... or it could be "darling you forgot to pack your toothbrush and spare smalls in all the rush"

    ... "yes dear, sorry dear, won't happen again dear"
    " When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle "

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    The background looks odd for Normandy.
    I think more likely Southern France.
    chris

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    The women in the photo are actually Red Cross 'Doughnut Dollies' who manned (or should that be 'womanned'....) the coffee and doughnut supplying American Red Cross "Clubmobiles" that were a moral booster for the troops. Each Clubmobile was a GMC 2 1/2 ton truck manned by 3 ladies and each small group had a 10 vehicle complement. They first appeared in France during mid July 1944.

    All the details regarding these Red Cross groups can be found here:

    http://www.redcross.org/news/article...ndy-Beach-1944

    Regards, Ned.
    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

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    Thanks for that link Ned and the explanation

    Nick
    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    Quote by cricketchris1944 View Post
    The background looks odd for Normandy.
    I think more likely Southern France.
    chris
    I was thinking the same thing Chris, the coastline looks far too high with a higher point in the background
    Last edited by davejb; 07-15-2014 at 06:42 PM. Reason: wrong word

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